I received an email from Paul who explained to me that he had lost a gold chain and pendant at the beach while swimming with his daughters. He further explained that it was a gift to him from his father 20 years ago and it meant alot to him. He stated that his father was a jeweler and that his brother is also and that they were aware of the scrap gold value of the item since it weighed between 2-3 ounces of 18k gold and that he wanted to hire me to find it and offered me the scrap gold value and possibly get the chain back instead of someone else just finding it and selling it for scrap because it meant more to him. I accepted his offer and got the information as to the area,time and tide to the time of the loss the previous day. realizing that only one tide had passed since the loss I arrived on the beach in front of the lifeguard stand at the next lowtide and began my seach asap. This being an area by the boardwalk that is heavily hunted by other detectorists I could only pray it was still there. Using my Whites Beach hunter id 300 I began finding coins and other junk items in the wet sand when I got the midtone signal I was looking for and took a scoop of sand and dumped it to reveal a large heavy(62.7 grams of 18k) gold chain laying in the sand Wow! Inspecting the pendant I realized that it was infact the chain and mountain pendant lost by Paul the day before while swimming. I called Paul with the great news and we met later in the week for the return. He was extremely happy to see the necklace when I gave it back to him.